Hidalgo County, Texas Population 2021

Hidalgo County, Texas's estimated population is 881,525 with a growth rate of 0.73% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Hidalgo County, Texas is the null largest county in Texas. The 2010 Population was 779,149 and has seen a growth of 13.14% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021881,5256,4090.73%
2020875,1166,4090.74%
2019868,7076,4090.74%
2018862,2986,0490.71%
2017856,2497,2890.86%
2016848,9609,2931.11%
2015839,6679,8481.19%
2014829,81911,2001.37%
2013818,61910,2851.27%
2012808,33412,8171.61%
2011795,51716,3682.10%
2010779,149395,604103.14%
1990383,545100,31635.42%
1980283,229101,69456.02%
1970181,5356310.35%
1960180,90420,45812.75%
1950160,44654,38751.28%
1940106,05929,05537.73%
193077,00438,894102.06%
192038,11024,382177.61%
191013,7286,891100.79%
19006,8373034.64%
18906,5342,18750.31%
18804,3471,96082.11%
18702,3871,195100.25%
18601,1920.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.73%
County Website
State
Founded
1852
County Seat
2010 Population
779,149
Growth Since 2010
13.14%
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Hidalgo County, Texas Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White737,73986.27%
Some Other Race88,38310.34%
Two or More Races14,4151.69%
Asian8,3700.98%
Black or African American4,6690.55%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,5040.18%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander960.01%
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Hidalgo County, Texas Population By Race

Hidalgo County, Texas Population Pyramid 2021

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Hidalgo County, Texas Median Age

29.2


Total

27.8


Male

30.7


Female

Hidalgo County, Texas Adults

There are 573,438 adults, (92,728 of whom are seniors) in Hidalgo County, Texas.

Hidalgo County, Texas Age Dependency

77.9

Age Dependency Ratio

19.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

58.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Hidalgo County, Texas Sex Ratio

Mujer

436,309

51.02%

Masculino

418,867

48.98%

Hidalgo County, Texas Population by Age

Hidalgo County, Texas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Hidalgo County, Texas Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78.3%21.7%
All68%32%
Masculino60.5%39.5%
Mujer57.3%42.7%
Non Family53.5%46.5%

68.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Hidalgo County, Texas Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All238,3453.5568
Married128,1264.1378.3
Mujer52,3034.157.3
Non Family45,3111.2153.5
Masculino12,6053.7360.5

4.04

Average Family Size

3.55

Average Household Size

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Hidalgo County, Texas Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade100,81421.04%
9th to 12th Grade63,47013.24%
High School Graduate112,55023.48%
Some College89,82618.74%
Associates Degree22,9484.79%
Bachelors Degree63,26413.20%
Graduate Degree26,3885.51%
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Hidalgo County, Texas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Hidalgo County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic428,435268,21471,480
Other Race56,20127,7017,912
White41,89338,75013,943
Asian5,3884,9943,435
2+ Races4,9113,3401,102
Black2,8762,498528
Native American1,087811162
Islander817856

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 96.30%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 69.14%.

Hidalgo County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Masculino Mujer
Overall$26,160$30,945$21,445
Less Than 9th Grade$16,631$20,775$12,986
High School Graduate$23,368$28,825$18,372
Some College$27,933$32,400$23,856
Bachelors Degree$47,127$51,216$43,275
Graduate Degree$60,778$64,692$57,786

$26,160

Average Earnings

$30,945

Average Male

$21,445

Average Female

Hidalgo County, Texas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Hidalgo County, Texas Language by Age

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Hidalgo County, Texas Language

16.56% of Hidalgo County, Texas residents speak only English, while 83.44% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 82.36% of the population.

Hidalgo County, Texas Language

Hidalgo County, Texas Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic780,202244,35431.32%
Other85,01932,55838.29%
Multiple14,2185,96341.94%
White51,3805,28510.29%
Asian8,3285276.33%
Native1,46124816.97%
Black3,7272075.55%
Islander962121.88%

29.69%

Overall Poverty Rate

27.44%

Male Poverty Rate

31.82%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Hidalgo County, Texas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Hidalgo County, Texas is Multiple, with 41.94% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Hidalgo County, Texas is Black, with 5.55% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 10.06%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.41%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.51%.

Hidalgo County, Texas Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade38.71%
High School21.38%
Some College15.04%
Bachelors or Greater7.02%

Hidalgo County, Texas Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed46.26%
Male Unemployed24.76%
Female Employed17.85%
Male Employed15.64%

Hidalgo County, Texas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Hidalgo County, Texas Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$40,014$58,014
Families$44,259$62,117
Married Families$54,512$73,173
Non Families$22,055$35,464
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Income by Household Type

Hidalgo County, Texas Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.2%

Male Marriage Rate

46.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Hidalgo County, Texas Married by Age and Sex

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Hidalgo County, Texas Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Hidalgo County, Texas Marital Status by Race

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Hidalgo County, Texas Marital Status

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18,220

Number of Veterans

17,413

Male Veterans

807

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam6,374
Second Gulf War3,641
First Gulf War3,632
Korea1,595
World War II541

Hidalgo County, Texas Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+4,811
65 to 744,729
35 to 544,597
55 to 642,327
18 to 341,756

Hidalgo County, Texas Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White16,8673.45%
Hispanic10,9582.11%
Other Race6340.95%
2+ Races2624.10%
Native American22516.87%
Black1444.39%
Asian881.38%

Hidalgo County, Texas Veterans by Race

Hidalgo County, Texas Veterans by Education

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8.06%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.88%

Veteran Disability Rate

Hidalgo County, Texas Veterans by Education

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58.4%

Labor Force Participation

54.3%

Employment Rate

6.9%

Unemployment Rate

Hidalgo County, Texas Employment by Age

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Hidalgo County, Texas Employment by Race

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Hidalgo County, Texas Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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63.15%

Born in Hidalgo County, Texas

73.24%

Native Born

26.76%

Foreign Born

19.26%

Non Citizen

7.50%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

73.24% of Hidalgo County, Texas residents were born in the United States, with 63.15% having been born in Texas. 19.26% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Hidalgo County, Texas Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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